View Poll Results: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers?

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  • Yes! Down with the 1%!

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  • No! I'll be shopping!

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  • I support the boycott, but I don't shop on Black Friday.

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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    I hope that there won't be any businesses that I am not boycotting on that day.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    I don't generally shop on Black Friday. I frequently go holiday shop in a smaller nearby city to avoid the holiday parking lot craze. I'm not wild about the crowds.
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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    Some of us grandparent and great-grandparent types got upset at the mark-up on toys several years ago and formed a non-profit co-op to group buy. As a result, the Black Friday prices are more than I normally pay and no retailer is making the middle-man dollars from me. We added clothing from four lines this year to the co-op and are looking into adding electronics.

    If this sort of arrangement starts to be common, retailers will have a tough time retaining customers. They will become outlets for the less-in-demand products.
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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    The whole thing, like so much of the OWS "movement", is poorly thought out. Ok, don't buy from big retailers, buy from small retailers. But, small retailers get the same goods from the same big multi-national manufacturers that the big retailers do, so the big manufacturers that they have been railing against win anyway... again.

    Like somebody else said, if you really want to make a difference, forgo Christmas altogether.

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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    Radcen, I know several young people who are making all of their Christmas gift this year as part of the OWS type thinking. Patterns are circulating for everything from balance bikes to play structures to wooden puzzles to homemade games for kids. If I didn't have nearly 30 kids to buy for, I would be doing this.

    I did take the time to be sure all the clothing I bought this year was made in the US and most of the toys as well. They are tough to find, but it is worth it.
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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    I completely understand what OWS is trying to do. I mean, I hate people who work hard to produce goods and services that I want or need and provide them at prices I can afford. I really wish American retailers would stop making a profit. What they should do is make and sell things that I don't want or need and charge prices that will guarantee that they go out of business. Honestly, the world would be a better place if we lived in mud huts and had to hunt for our food with home-made tools. Then there wouldn't be all those unfair social pressures to get a job because everyone would be just fighting for their own survival.

    Sorry, a little over the top?
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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    Idiotic, knee-jerk reaction conceived by an adolescent mindset unable to grasp the principles of action versus reaction.

    Yeah, in the worst economy in recent memory let's boycott retailers on the biggest money day of the year for them, so that in 2012 we can see a few hundred thousand more unemployed people when retail establishments that are just hanging on by their fingernails completely collapse and burn.

    That said, we don't do Christmas so I won't be doing any shopping at all. Don't worry, folks, the pittance that I could spend even if I wanted to wouldn't effect the economy any more than a single drop affects the content of the Pacific Ocean.

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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    Funny how OWC thinks a boycott will hurt big business. Did it ever occur to them the number of local and State programs that depend on sales tax for funding. Yeh, hurt big business and cut off revenue for the programs that help the ones they claim they represent.

    I don't shop on the friday after thanksgiving. What shopping we do is before or after the mad shopping days. Hate crowds.
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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I might buy from Amazon, but not the rest.



    That would actually be working against their goals. They want to buy things, just not from big Wall Street/bigtime stores.
    Those stores employ people. If the occu-tards hurt those companies, they hurt the working class folks that work for those companies.
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    Re: Will you be boycotting the top 100 retailers on Black Friday?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    The whole thing, like so much of the OWS "movement", is poorly thought out. Ok, don't buy from big retailers, buy from small retailers. But, small retailers get the same goods from the same big multi-national manufacturers that the big retailers do, so the big manufacturers that they have been railing against win anyway... again.

    Like somebody else said, if you really want to make a difference, forgo Christmas altogether.

    It is good for small business to buy from them instead. Can't argue with that.


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